So many developments

A lot has happened since my last post about a surprising “Chef’s Signature” flavor. That includes my purchase and careful happy hour tasting session of a Devil barbecue chip, retasting the signature salted egg and trying a new signature roasted chili flavor.

I was a guest on The Talking Greenkeeper podcast

Joe Gulotti had me as a guest on his The Talking Greenkeeper show this week. We talked about elephant footprints, the MLSN soil nutrient guidelines, measuring clipping volume, my book A Short Grammar of Greenkeeping, the temperature-based turfgrass growth potential, this year’s challenging weather, whether one needs to core and topdress putting green turf, where a #TurfFights episode might be staged, and much more.

On the cover of Bizgolf's September issue

The article by Aman Misra in the September issue of Bizgolf is about me, turf, and my work. You can browse the entire issue, or download the article as a pdf here.

Stakes and grass and other matters

For the past month, I’ve been making an intense study of the grasses in a rather narrow latitude, from 44 to 49°N. There are many grasses at sea level, but I find some really interesting specimens at a higher elevation.

Article about the MLSN guidelines, now available as a preprint

I’ve been working on this for a while, and finished it earlier this month at a nice hotel in Skala. Minimum soil nutrient guidelines for turfgrass developed from Mehlich 3 soil test results

A Short Grammar of Greenkeeping

I finished writing a series of articles for GCM China last month. Yesterday I finished updating them and published them as A Short Grammar of Greenkeeping. Here’s what’s really cool. I checked the Leanpub website this morning and A Short Grammar of Greenkeping is the featured book.

Two years ago, this happened

Hashtag inimitable. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kg-y4z_iO9Q?rel=0&w=480&h=360] For this award.

Of Kujira and Other Research

I would normally make a golf report at this time, but with just three rounds in the past two months, in three different countries, without any birdies, let’s just say that my game is in a research phase.

Of Sunsets, Beaches, and Botanical Walks

I’ve been writing this month, and doing a lot of data analysis, and I’ve also been botanizing. At Ishigaki, Okinawa, and Taketomi Islands, I’ve been walking along the beaches to see what grasses are growing.

Kebun Raya

I was at Java this week for a visit to a golf course near Bogor and I had a chance to spend a morning at the Bogor Botanical Gardens (or kebun raya in Indonesian).